Dog shoots master on hunting trip

December 1, 2011 - 11:42AM

An American man has been shot in the buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun during a hunting trip.
Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Potter says the 46-year-old Utah man was duck hunting with a friend in a boat when he climbed out of the vessel to move decoys.
Mr Potter said the man left his 12-gauge shotgun in the boat and the dog stepped on it, causing it to fire.
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It was not clear whether the safety safety on the gun was on at the time.
Mr Potter said the man was hit from about three metres away with 27 pellets of birdshot.
He said the man was not seriously injured, in part because he was wearing waders.
The man was treated at a nearby hospital.

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